The Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation (Wheeling Heritage) is one of 55 congressionally designated national heritage areas in the country. Wheeling Heritage works to accomplish its mission to serve as a catalyst for the revitalization of Wheeling by recognizing, communicating, and preserving Wheeling’s heritage; focusing investments in downtown and the riverfront area; actively collaborating with others, including through public/private partnerships; and engaging the citizens of Wheeling in our projects, programs, and activities, to the benefit of all. Current programs and projects include managing the Wheeling Artisan Center building and shop, overseeing the online publication Weelunk, and leading preservation and revitalization initiatives throughout the city of Wheeling.
About the Role:
Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) provides strategic leadership and overall supervision for all aspects of the organization’s operations on a day-to-day and a strategic long-term basis including personnel, resource development, fiscal management, program management, and public relations. The ED oversees the administration, growth and development of high-impact programs while maximizing resources to the greatest benefit for its partners and the city of Wheeling. The ED develops innovative and practical strategies in order to sustain the organization through effective and valuable programs and funding opportunities. The ED serves as the primary face of the organization, effectively communicating the mission and vision, while also responsible for building and maintaining diverse and collaborative relationships for the organization among multiple constituencies, including stakeholders, government officials, community leaders, corporate entities, and other nonprofits.
Applications are due August 23, 2021.
Working under minimal supervision, the Executive Director’s Primary Responsibilities and Essential Job Duties include:
- Plan, implement, and oversee the organization’s annual budget.
- Oversee the organization’s annual audit.
- Establish and track various organization KPI metrics and submit quarterly and annual reports to the National Park Service.
- Develop, grow, and maintain innovative funding sources for the organization and its existing or new programs.
- Work with team members to develop and lead strong, team-based fund development strategies and revenue-generating programming, including meeting and cultivating relationships with foundations, individuals, and corporate donors at all levels.
- Manage and oversee all grant applications, deadlines, and reporting, including engaging program team members as needed
- Ensure that the organization meets its budget requirements
- Works with, engages, and communicates with the organization’s third party financial and accounting partners to ensure solid fiscal management and strategic goals can be obtained.
- Supervise, manage, engage, and motivate team members to ensure that operations and staffing levels are executed in accordance with specific goals, while cultivating a collaborative culture, adhering to the organization’s values, and supporting a positive work environment.
- Foster an efficient organization that advances the organization’s mission and strategic goals, adapts to external changes, anticipates problems, and monitors internal systems.
- Work with external consultants/advisors to develop a strategic direction for the organization; support and establish short- and long-term goals and objectives in collaboration with the Board of Directors and the team.
- Work with leadership team to review, update, and measure progress toward short- and long-term goals and objectives.
- Ensure that the leadership team and others have the ability to professionally develop as may be appropriate or needed for the organization to meet its goals and objectives.
- Set high standards of quality and KPI metrics for programs to help ensure outcomes are met.
- Assess current programs and recommend modifications and/or the elimination or development of new programs based on the organization’s strategic direction.
- Determine proper funding or revenue sources for all programs to help ensure the overall fiscal management and success of the organization.
- Conduct research and best practices across similar organizations and/or other nonprofit organizations that align with the organizations strategic direction and needs.
- Communicate regularly with the board, providing timely and accurate information to allow the board to make informed decisions.
- Keep board members informed and engaged through regular board meetings, committee meetings, attending events, and various informal meetings.
- Engage board members to leverage their expertise, knowledge of programs and the community, and interests through standing and ad hoc committees.
- Act as spokesperson for the organization, promoting Wheeling Heritage at a city, county, state, and national level. This includes building and maintaining relationships with city officials, state representatives, and federal legislators.
- Identify and present community and organization needs to policymakers, funders, and partners.
- Maintain positive and effective relationships with partners, including formal partners such as the City of Wheeling, the Ohio County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Regional Economic Development Partnership (RED), the Ohio County Commission, and the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce.
Applications are due August 23, 2021.
- At least five (5) years of executive-level leadership experience at a nonprofit or business with an operational budget of at least $1 million and working with a board of directors preferred.
- At least three (3) years of experience managing budgets, supervising and managing teams, and program implementation.
- Demonstrated experience in fund development and grant knowledge/administration is also required.
- Experience with local, state, and/or federal advocacy.
- Experience in strategic direction/goal development, leadership development and organizational management.
- Interest and knowledge of local heritage, cultural tourism, and economic development as it relates to the mission and work of the organization.
- Master’s in business administration or equivalent education/experience preferred.
- Must be technology savvy and be able to utilize technology platforms to help streamline the operations and effectiveness of the organization in all functional areas.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, with a salary range of $70,000 to $78,000. Benefits include:
- Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
- Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental)
- Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
Reports to: CEO
Location: Pittsburgh-office base; covers 27 counties of western PA;
Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade, and our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. At Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA), we’re committed to providing every girl the chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.
GSWPA seeks a dynamic leader who believes in the power of girls and passionately advocates for opportunities that help girls unleash their potential. The Chief Membership Officer has principal responsibility for developing, implementing and assessing comprehensive year-round recruitment and membership support strategies that increase girl and volunteer membership and enhance retention. The successful candidate will be able to respond quickly and positively to changes in trends and objectives as we strive to keep pace with the needs and interests of girls.
The CMO is an integral member of the Executive Team and partners with the CEO on the strategic planning process and overall organizational growth and strategy. The CMO mentors and motivates operations staff while maintaining a culture of empathy and accountability.
Primary Job Accountabilities:
- Oversee plan of work, budget development and monitoring of mission-delivery teams to meet short- and long-term operational goals;
- Build and implement business process structure and flows across departments that utilize best practice methods, and leverages and deploys resources to prepare for high capacity growth and expansion;
- Establish a presence in the community, in collaboration with the operations staff, CEO and board members, to increase the council’s visibility in underrepresented communities within the council;
- Analyze data to understand membership trends, demographics, and market data in order to retain and recruit girl and adult members;
- Oversight includes girl and volunteer recruitment and retention, adult development, IT, customer care, member services, volunteer screening, and retail sales;
- Supervise the work of 4 direct upper management level staff and 50+ indirect staff;
Job Qualifications, Skills and Competencies:
- The successful candidate will have proven experience leading and inspiring teams of diverse individuals and departments to meet shared goals;
- Minimum of an undergraduate degree is required, advanced degree with a focus in business, operations management, or non-profit administration strongly preferred;
- 10 years of experience developing and leading multiple departments including membership and training;
- Minimum of 5 years of experience supervising employed staff and volunteers;
- Financial management experience with direct accountability for revenue and expense results and ability to manage financial resources effectively;
- Strong public relations skills and ability to develop community collaborations;
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet critical deadlines, and work on multiple projects simultaneously and attention to detail is critical;
- Passion for the Girl Scout vision and mission;
- Able to work a flexible schedule to include frequent evenings and weekends, and travel throughout western PA;
Submit cover letter, salary requirements and resume, and salary requirements to email@example.com.
Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh is a nonprofit retail store dedicated to the principles of fair trade and improving the lives of marginalized people in over 30 developing countries. Purchases from our Pittsburgh store add to the volume of work for artisans around the world, keeping them employed in stable, ethical work.
We create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term, fair trading relationships.
While the Pittsburgh store is part of a 30+ nationwide network of Ten Thousand Villages stores, we are independent in management and operations and governed by a local Board of Directors. We plan to strengthen local support for the fair trade movement and increase our capacity to provide stable, ethical work to our artisan partners. We are looking for a motivated, strategic thinker who will work to advance these aims and, more broadly, our mission in Pittsburgh by serving as the Vice President of our Board of Directors.
In addition to governance, the board is also heavily involved in many aspects of operations, including managing bank accounts, approving expenses, creating the annual budget, devising policies, implementing advertising and marketing plans, organizing events, pursuing grant opportunities, and more.
Store operations are run by a Store Manager, up to three part-time staff members, and seasonal temps. We also rely on substantial volunteer support so that a larger portion of store revenues can benefit the artisans.
Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh Benefits:
Our world by growing sales to support global artisans. By investing in partnerships, Ten Thousand Villages US helps more than 20,000 unemployed and underemployed artisans earn a decent and fair living, breaking the cycle of generational poverty. Ten Thousand Villages US chooses to work with women, people of disabilities, and other demographics often excluded from the global economy. As an independent board store with a purchasing contract with TTV US, our store’s sales in Fiscal Year 19-20 contributed $150,000 to artisans through financial investments and development, supporting the livelihoods of approximately 150 artisans and their families around the globe for that year.
Pittsburgh through community engagement efforts and partnerships with local nonprofits. Our engagement efforts aim to increase awareness of global issues and cultural heritage, and we encourage responsible consumer choices. Recurring events include presentations and activities at local schools and in our store, round table discussions between fair trade buyers, business owners, artists, and other nonprofits about the fair trade movement, and a collaborative World Fair Trade Day celebration with local guest artisans and performers. Secondly, through our partnerships, we raised $12,158 for 33 other local nonprofits in 2019. In total, we engage approximately 9,000 Pittsburgh residents and visitors each year.
The Vice President will assist the President and learn the duties of that office, act in the absence of the President, and undertake such further duties as may be assigned by the Board. It is expected that the Vice President will succeed the President upon expiration of the President’s term of office. Current responsibilities generally fall within four buckets:
Organizational Strategy and Policies
As a key player in the Strategic Planning Committee, the Vice President supports the President of the Board of Directors in planning and developing goals and objectives for the organization along with efforts to achieve them.
Working with the People & Culture Committee and the rest of the Board of Directors, the Vice President plans, develops, and enforces policies for TTV PGH to ensure it maintains its values and meets established goals.
Management and Reporting
Under the direction of the President, the Vice President oversees the month-to-month work of the Board Committees. This includes establishing priorities for the Committees, onboarding new Board Directors, developing and mentoring Board Directors, and ensuring that the organization accomplishes tasks to meet its overall goals.
The Vice President establishes standards for and monitors completion of reports from the Board Committees, which are used to inform and facilitate the board’s exchange of ideas.
In support of the Marketing & Development Committee’s efforts to spread awareness of fair trade and cultivate donations, the Vice President participates in initiatives to gain customers, constituents, and financial supporters.
The Vice President participates in the development and implementation of the organization’s financial budget. This includes ensuring that Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh is compliant with state and federal guidelines as a nonprofit organization and ensuring the financial stability of the organization.
An ideal candidate will:
- Be committed to the mission of Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh
- Think critically, think outside the box, and take initiative
- Draw upon experience in a leadership or management role
- Have a team player attitude and enjoy working collaboratively
- Communicate effectively orally and in written form
- Have experience in gathering and using data to inform decision-making
- Commit 4-10 hours per month
- Possess general computer skills, e.g., Dropbox, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat
The full Board of Directors typically meets on the third Wednesday of every month (except July and December) at 6:30PM. During normal operations, the meeting takes place at the store located at 5820 Forbes Ave in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood and regular in-person attendance is expected of directors.
Board Committees meet as needed, typically once per month and often by telephone or video conference.
Terms are three years. Directors are not required to make financial contributions, though they are expected to support fundraising initiatives.
If you are interested in joining the Ten Thousand Villages Pittsburgh Board of Directors, please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frankie’s World Foundation is the number one Daycare in Philadelphia. Frankie’s World Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization that improves the lives of children with medical needs and their families. Named after a special little girl in Philadelphia who touched many lives, Frankie’s World is an exciting place, where kids can be kids! Our unique blend of nursing care, education and socialization sets us apart.
Frankie’s world is looking for an Executive Director to be the management leader of the Foundation. He/She is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Primary duties and responsibilities:
- Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization.
- Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization.
- Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Directors on all aspects of the organization’s activities.
- Foster effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Executive
- Director and staff.
- In addition to the Board members, acts as a spokesperson for the organization.
Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the bard as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate.
- Represent the organization at local, regional and nationals activates to enhance the organization’s profile.
- Responsible for leading in a manner that supports and guides the Foundation’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
- Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to Function properly and to make informed decisions.
Operational planning and management
- Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization.
- Ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its clients, Board and funders.
- Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization.
- Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate.
- Ensure that personnel, client, donor and volunteer files are securely stored and privacy/confidential is maintained.
- Provide support to the Board by help preparing meeting agenda and supporting materials.
Program planning and management
- Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s programs and services.
- Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization’s mission and reflect the priorities of the Board.
- Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services` of the organization to maintain or improve quality.
- Oversee the planning, implementation, and evaluation of special projects.
- Overseeing the opening of all new facilities including PPECs.
- Supervise the administrators of all new and existing facilities.
Human resources planning and management
- Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery.
Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job description for all staff.
- Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations.
- Recruit, interview and select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the organization’s mission.
- Ensure that all staff receives an orientation and that appropriate training is provided.
- Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review.
- Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance.
- Discipline staff when necessary, using appropriate techniques; release staff when necessary, using appropriate and legally defensible procedures.
Financial planning and management
- Responsible for the fiscal integrity of The Foundation to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
- Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operation within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
- Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support The Foundation’s mission.
- Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization.
- Research funding sources, oversee the development of fund raising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organization.
- Participate in fund raising activities as directed.
- Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board.
- Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed.
- Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization.
- Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditures of the organization.
- Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation wand withholding payments.
Community relations / advocacy
- Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the communities served by the organization.
Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization.
- Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization’s people (clients, staff, management, volunteers, if any), property, finances, goodwill and image and implement measures to control risks.
Ensure that the Board of Directors and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage.
- Ensure that the Board and staff understand the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance coverage.
- Works with the various board committees to ensure that their specific missions and goals are accomplished.
- Executive (Goverance) Committee
- Finance Committee
- Strategic Planning Committee
- Fundraising Committee
- Other committees designed by the Board
Established in 1965, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh (BBBSPGH) is the region’s premier evidenced-based youth mentoring agency—earning national recognition for program quality and organizational excellence. BBBSPGH serves youth ages 6-18 from single parent families, low-income households, and underperforming schools. With programming in Allegheny, Greene, and Washington counties, over 1,300 children are served annually through meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”).
- Mission: Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
- Vision: All youth achieve their full potential.
There are three program options available that are designed to help develop strong one-to-one relationships and make a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young children:
- Community-Based: The core, traditional BBBSPGH program of mentoring through friendship and ongoing time spent together in the community playing a board game, going to the playground, or participating in a BBBSPGH activities.
- Site-Based: Involves an adult, college student, or high school student mentor matched with an elementary or middle school student. Friendships form during mentor meetings and activities which are held in the classroom, gym, or conference room.
- mentor2.0: One-to-one, technology-enriched mentoring of high school students, made possible in partnership with iMentor. Mentors and high school mentees communicate online and in-person alongside a specific curriculum to achieve high school graduation and career success.
BBBSPGH is one of 237 Affiliates of Big Brother Big Sister of America (BBBSA) and operates under its own 501(c)3. As part of a national BBBS commitment, the Pittsburgh offices embrace justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) as an integral part of their values and mission. In addition to participating in an intensive training program on JEDI, BBBSPGH continually seeks opportunities to expand JEDI efforts. One example of upcoming planned programming includes an LGBTQ Youth Mentoring Enhancement Initiative.
For more information on BBBSA and JEDI, please visit the BBBSA website.
The new CEO of BBBSPGH will be the successor to a legacy of respected and successful leadership. Following the tenure and retirement of Jan Glick, the new CEO will have a passion for serving children and youth, along with a belief in the transformative power of mentoring and a commitment to furthering equity and inclusion. The CEO will uphold and enhance a positive culture of teamwork, support collaboration among staff; build and maintain long-term relationships with stakeholders; and lead community outreach and external relations on behalf of BBBSPGH.
The successful candidate will possess a deep understanding of the operational needs of a nonprofit. BBBSPGH seeks a respected leader with vision; a leader who will inspire staff and be successful in fundraising through diverse sources.
Managed by a Board of 35 members, the CEO oversees a staff of 28 professionals, as well as an annual budget of approximately $2 million. In partnership with the Board of Directors, the CEO will lead the development and implementation of strategies to ensure the operational and financial health of the organization as it evolves to a scale that will enable greater impact.
The CEO is given the responsibility and authority of overseeing the following duties and will work in accordance with the policies and goals established by BBBSA and the Board of Directors:
Leadership and Management
- Assures BBBSPGH effectively achieves its mission by providing leadership and programmatic innovation. This includes oversight of day-to-day operations, fundraising, human resources, fiscal management, and program development.
- Provides inspirational leadership in the management of BBBSPGH’s team. Manages the staff with respect, creates a workplace that is professional and positive.
- Fosters a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff that represents the communities served by BBBSPGH.
- Seeks opportunities for collaboration and cooperation with similarly missioned organizations and forges cross-sector relationships.
- Assesses the effectiveness of organizational programs through measurable, objective, and quantitative evidence and shares data with appropriate stakeholders.
Revenue Generation and Community Relations
- In partnership with the Director of Development, formulates and executes comprehensive marketing and development strategies that will ensure consistency through the organization and enhance revenue from major donors, foundations, government agencies, and corporations.
- Stewards relationships with current donors while also identifying and cultivating potential opportunities for advancement and diversification in funding.
- Effectively engages with diverse stakeholder groups including volunteers, corporations, community and school leaders, parents, and partnering organizations.
- Serves as the external voice of the organization, raising the public’s awareness of BBBSPGH’s work and enhancing the organizations visibility, brand recognition, and credibility; acts as a thought leader and advocate for the communities BBBSPGH serves.
- Oversees the execution of marketing and media relations in order to promote the mission and impact of BBBSPGH.
Strategy and Board Relations
- Develops, engages, and supports a high-performing and passionate Board of Directors.
- Develops and leads the strategy of the organization within the broad context of the local and national landscape by using performance measurements to guide strategic and operational decision-making.
- Provides leadership in developing organizational, program, and financial plans with the Board of Directors and implements plans and policies authorized by the Board.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The CEO will be a community leader and an external advocate with a deep appreciation for BBBSPGH’s mission. All candidates should have executive leadership experience; a proven ability to effectively build or work with a Board of Directors; as well as exceptional fiscal and relationship management skills.
Demonstrable experience, competencies, and qualifications include:
- Passion for and commitment to BBBSPGH’s mission and vision. Previous experience in the fields of mentoring and/or youth development is valued.
- Educational background aligned with the requirements of the position.
- Senior level experience in an organization of a comparable budget, staff and program size and complexity.
- Successful fundraising experience, including developing philanthropic partnerships, individual donors and earned income streams. Ability to identify sources of funding, make the ask and follow-up with all requirements.
- Inclusive work ethic with demonstrated cultural competence. Previous success fostering an organizational culture that creates an anti-racist and respectful workplace environment.
- Leadership record of successful strategies in hiring, managing, and retaining talented staff.
- Previous financial management responsibility of an organization (i.e. developing budgets, creating financial reports, reporting financial health to the board)
- Public speaking and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to serve as a strong external spokesperson for an organization.
In the near term, the new CEO is expected to continue to deliver outstanding outcomes while successfully addressing the following in the first 6-12 months:
- Complete an in-depth evaluation of BBBSPGH’s internal and external relationships, including a review of the agency staffing structure.
- In collaboration with the Board of Directors, set priorities and action-oriented goals for developing a new 2021/2022 strategic plan.
- Strengthening the Board’s capacity to define and support the achievement of strategic goals as defined through a strategic planning process.
- Review the Board By-Laws, including Board composition and terms.
This position offers a competitive salary in the $120,000 – $135,000 range and a traditional benefits package found with other nonprofit organizations of similar size, scope, and scale.
BBBSPGH seeks to recruit candidates for employment that represent our diverse community in race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and ability. Inclusive and equitable in our recruitment and retention practices, we are dedicated to uplifting diverse opinions and backgrounds in order to grow and evolve as a welcoming workplace for all.
How to Apply
BBBSPGH has retained Nonprofit Talent to assist with this important organizational change process. Specific questions related to the position may be emailed to Michelle Pagano Heck, President, at Michelle@NonprofitTalent.com. Please direct all inquiries related to this position to Nonprofit Talent, and do not contact BBBSPGH.
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APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 5PM on August 23, 2021
Mount Alvernia Day Care and Learning Center in Millvale offers quality programs for children from six weeks to 12 years old. Our support for children goes well beyond a day of play, snacks and naps. From the “intentional teaching” opportunities in the daily routine of our infants to the before and after school programs for older children, we focus on helping children develop the skills needed for a successful life. Mount Alvernia has been providing affordable, quality child care to the residents of the Greater Pittsburgh Area since its inception in 1987.
Mount Alvernia is seeking a Board President to lead this non-profit’s modernization while continuing its long history of successful early childhood education. Driven by the mission, all staff and board members are devoted to providing a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the spiritual, physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of young children by providing developmentally appropriate programs. Mount Alvernia works directly with the Partners in Franciscan Ministries and upholds the Franciscan values of service, humility, peacemaking, contemplation, and collegiality.
A successful Board President will be an excellent communicator and problem solver. Collaborative leadership is essential, as well as familiarity with non-profit board governance. There is an immediate need for a candidate with a background in facilities management, real estate, and/or experience in operations.
- Being the primary liaison between the Board of Directors and the Executive Directors of Mount Alvernia and the Partners in Franciscan Ministries;
- Presiding at Board meetings;
- Developing Board agendas with the Mount Alvernia Executive Director;
- Appointing and assisting Board committees;
- Participating in the relocation of the organization;
- Directing Board development, succession planning, and organization strategy.
Board members attend quarterly Board meetings and monthly Committee meetings. This is a volunteer position. Board members are appointed for 3 year terms. We welcome Board members who possess a variety of professional and personal backgrounds and who reflect the gender, racial/ethnic, economic, social, age and religious diversity of the Greater Pittsburgh Area.
Clearances are required of all Board members, including NSOR (National Sex Offender Registry), PA Child Abuse Clearance, PA State Police background checks, and FBI Fingerprinting for members who have not lived in Pennsylvania for the last 10 years.
Interested applicants should submit a resume and a short letter expressing their interest to the Board’s Vice President, Amber Kozler, at email@example.com.
The Division of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement (PAE) cultivates relationships with contributors, alumni, and other constituents on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, generating support for teaching, research, and care. As the hub for development and alumni relations efforts, PAE contributes to a bold, vibrant, and diverse academic community.
Primarily, we focus on:
- Philanthropy to the University and UPMC which drives innovation and enhances opportunities for students, faculty, researchers, and clinicians.
- Alumni relationships expressed across a community of 318,000 alumni spanning the globe.
This purposeful, collaborative work—supported by your engagement and giving—ensures that Pitt and UPMC grow stronger each year, benefitting this community, our region, and the wider world. PAE fosters an intentionally inclusive workforce through a diversity framework that commits to collaborating and expanding the culture, identity, and wholeness of every staff member in measurable and deliberate ways. This position within the University’s division of Philanthropic and Alumni Engagement (PAE) is a senior fundraising and administrative position responsible for all fundraising activities for the Swanson School of Engineering (SSOE). The Executive Director (ED) will function within University-wide development and alumni relations leveraging central resources and collaboration. The ED will report to the Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Individual Giving Schools and Centers—and indirectly to the Dean of the Swanson School of Engineering. In addition to being the chief development officer for the school, responsibilities include the development and implementation of strategies to generate individual, corporate, and foundation support. Supervision of all PAE staff in SSOE. Serves as chief advisor to dean. The ED must possess and demonstrate a track record of success in closing six and seven figure gifts; initiative and leadership; superior oral and written skills with an ability to persuade; strong organizational and management skills; and an exceptional ability to communicate with a variety of University alumni, donors, faculty, staff, senior leadership, and friends. Knowledge of and experience with the engineering profession and the mission of engineering schools and the ability to translate that mission in ways that engage and inspire donors and alumni is essential. This position requires regular travel and occasional evening and weekend work.
A minimum of 10+ years of major gifts fundraising, with minimum of three years of experience within an academic or STEM fundraising setting, preferably within a doctoral granting institution and in positions of increasing responsibility. Track record in fund raising management, major gift solicitation, planned giving and volunteer management. The ED must possess superior oral and written skills with an ability to persuade; strong organizational and management skills; and an exceptional ability to communicate with a variety of University alumni, donors, faculty, staff, senior leadership, and friends. Knowledge of and experience with the engineering profession and the mission of engineering schools and the ability to translate that mission in ways that engage and inspire donors and alumni is essential. This position requires regular travel and occasional evening and weekend work.
Anticipated Start Date: October 1, 2021
Summary: The Executive Director (ED) is the chief executive and administrative officer for the Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County, PA. The Crisis Shelter is a $1.8 million non-profit agency dedicated to servicing the needs of victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violent crimes.
This individual will develop, recommend and implement plans, policies and strategies that further the mission and ensure that the Crisis Shelter has the resources necessary to meet the needs of those it serves through private and public funding. The ED is accountable for all programs and services and is the chief liaison with the community, private and public funders and external agencies.
Interested candidates should submit a cover sheet, resume and salary requirements by Friday, August 6, 2021 to:
Executive Director Search
c/o Deborah Hennon
1218 W. State Street
New Castle, PA. 16101
Founded in 2017, the PA Alliance Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that is focused on civic engagement and democracy advancement across Pennsylvania, working to expand access to the ballot through non-partisan voter education and mobilization. PAAF unites civic-minded Pennsylvania institutions around aligned civic engagement objectives, and facilitates their investments to leverage national resources into Pennsylvania to execute collective plans. Utilizing these resources, we bring grassroots partners together around aligned, effective democracy advancement programming, prioritizing organizations that serve and are led by Pennsylvanians of color.
In 2020, the PA Alliance Foundation used nationally leveraged funds to pursue an $11.1M civic engagement program focused on educating and mobilizing low-propensity voters of color around new options to vote early and/or by mail. The PA Alliance Foundation raised $1.5M in Pennsylvania, which leveraged $9.8M in national resources. These resources were used to educate, engage, and mobilize voters around their new voting options, resulting in the highest turnout election in Pennsylvania since 1960, with 6.9M Pennsylvanians voting and 70.93% of the voting age population participating.
The PA Alliance Foundation Executive Director is responsible for the development and implementation of the Foundation’s program goals and the day-to-day management and administration of the organization, coordinating the work of consultants and a contracted compliance team. At present, the Executive Director will be the sole dedicated staff for the organization, but staff expansion is contemplated in the medium term. The Executive Director reports to the PA Alliance Foundation Board of Directors.
Planning and Programs
- Working with the PA Alliance Foundation Board to develop and implement a strategic framework, objectives, and outcome measures for the PA Alliance Foundation’s funds;
- Partner with the Pennsylvania 501(c)(3) table in the planning, funding and oversight of civic engagement programs;
- Work with national organizations to ensure that their programs in Pennsylvania are successfully executed;
- Consult with in-state partners, national partners and grantees to maximize impact of projects and ensure grants are meeting strategic goals. This may include: regular phone calls, site visits, providing operational guidance, connecting grantees with resources or support, and convening meetings of key stakeholders;
Fundraising and Grant Management
- Develop and execute a robust in-state 501(c)(3) fundraising strategy that includes foundations, corporations and individuals;
- Lead all fundraising and pitch meetings on behalf of the PA Alliance Foundation;
- Develop proposals and author grant applications to leverage funds from national civic engagement organizations and funders;
- Develop and keep up-to-date all fundraising materials for the PA Alliance Foundation, including pitch decks, prospectus, etc.
Board Development and Organizational Management
- Serve as the main point of contact for the PA Alliance Foundation board
and manage at least four quarterly board meetings and periodic program briefings;
- Develop and manage the PA Alliance Foundation operating budget.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in civic engagement and democracy advancement work;
- Strong knowledge of the Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh philanthropic and policy cultures;
- Able to demonstrate strong relationships throughout the Commonwealth;
- Strong knowledge and experience of the national civic engagement culture and landscape;
- Experience working with, and presenting to, high net-worth individuals and principals of large organizations;
- Proven ability to lead, collaborate with, and influence others in a constructive and inclusive manner; and to build and sustain collaborative relationships;
- Strong interpersonal skills;
- Demonstrated evidence of leadership ability and/or entrepreneurial behavior;
- Strong written and oral communication skills;
- A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
- Culture contributor: can endorse, model, and reinforce creation of the team’s culture in the areas of developing trust, showing respect, being transparent, and creating energy;
- Experience in grantmaking a plus.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary: $80,000 – $115,000, commensurate with experience.
Benefits include health insurance reimbursement, mobile phone reimbursement, and generous vacation/PTO policy, including all Federal holidays.
COMMITMENT TO RACIAL EQUITY
PA Alliance Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and has adopted a statement on Racial Equity. We celebrate diversity and understand that the overall organization will thrive through centering racial equity. PA Alliance Foundation is committed to actively seeking out a diverse applicant pool for this position.
Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter (no longer than 1 page) and resume to Jake Pawlak at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 6th, 2021. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
The Group Against Smog and Pollution, Inc. (GASP), one of Pittsburgh’s most venerable environmental education and advocacy organizations, is seeking a new executive director to lead the group.
Founded in 1969, GASP is a non-profit, membership organization working to improve southwestern Pennsylvania air quality to safeguard human, environmental, and economic health in the region. To achieve our environmental goals, GASP advocates, educates, serves as an environmental watchdog, mobilizes action, and litigates when necessary. Learn more about our work at www.gasp-pgh.org
The Executive Director is a full-time position that reports to the board of directors and works closely with them and the staff.
The Executive Director is responsible for oversight of the entire organization and will be helping the organization implement its recently launched three-year strategic plan, a brief overview of which can be viewed here: www.gasp-pgh.org/about
Primary Responsibilities include:
- Working with the board in order to fulfill the organization’s mission
- Overseeing and assisting in the development of all educational and advocacy programs of the organization
- Writing testimony and delivering comments on a variety of air quality policy issues
- Meeting with local, state, and federal governmental agencies to advance air quality improvement
- Acting as the spokesperson for GASP at media and educational events
- Assisting with the planning of fundraising events and educational workshops
- Building and maintaining lasting, strategic, and productive partnerships with varied stakeholders including other non-profits, communities, governmental organizations, and academic institutions in the region
- Working with the board to develop the yearly budget, strategic plans, and organizational policies
- Reviewing and approving contracts for services
- Performing grant writing and grant reporting, and periodically meeting with foundations to ensure continued funding and compliance with expectations
- Conducting other fundraising activities to cover operating expenses
- Tracking organizational progress in achieving short, medium, and long-term goals
- In consultation with the board, establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit
- Supervising and collaborating with organization staff, which is currently composed of three other full-time as well as three part-time employees
- Performing other tasks or duties as assigned by the President, or by the board via resolution
The ideal candidate is passionate and knowledgeable about environmental issues, about protecting public health and the environment, and improving southwestern Pennsylvania’s air quality. It’s not necessary for the candidate to be a scientific expert on air quality issues.
- Education and professional experience consistent with the expectations of the role. College degree is highly desirable and a minimum of three years of experience in non-profits, community-engagement, environmental advocacy, or similar enterprise.
- Experience with nonprofit organizational structures, professionally or as a community volunteer.
- Strong leadership and communication skills (written and oral) and comfort speaking in front of a group.
- Ability to present a vision and ideas in a way that makes others passionate and supportive of them.
- Ability to collaborate with myriad other organizations including other non-profits, community groups, academic institutions, businesses, and government.
- Previous leadership experience managing staff and volunteers.
- Commitment to working with diverse communities, elevating equitable and inclusive practices.
- Strong work ethic that includes working flexible and non-traditional hours.
- Demonstrated competence in managing nonprofit finances and budgets, including grant writing.
- Nonprofit experience with program assessment, creation and evaluation.
- Understanding of the governance model of nonprofit Boards and the relationship with the Executive Director.
The annual salary for this position is $45,000 – $50,000, determined by previous experience. GASP provides medical insurance, paid holidays, generous and flexible benefit days, a hybrid remote/office work option and a pension plan (beginning after one year of employment).
How to Apply:
Send a cover letter, resume, and names and contact info for three references to: email@example.com
Deadline to apply is Friday, July 30, 2021.
GASP is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. Qualified individuals who bring a wide range of perspectives and represent marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply for the position.